Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Franklin and Brentwood areas.

Williamson County Schools closes 1 campus as COVID-19 cases rise among students, staff

With the second full week of school at a close, Williamson County Schools is working to prevent further spread of COVID-19 on campuses.

Investigation: Former Franklin fire chief misused company vehicle, worked out of state without authorization

Results released Aug. 23 from an investigation conducted by the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury found that former Franklin Fire Chief Rocky Garzarek misused a company vehicle and worked out of state without prior authorization from the city in his last few months working with the city.



Franklin Special School District adopts temporary mask mandate through Sept. 21

Officials with the Franklin Special School District Board of Education voted Aug. 20 to approve a temporary mask mandate for students and staff through at least the next month.

Brentwood donates $344K to local schools, community groups

Carrying on a 35-year tradition, the city of Brentwood has awarded thousands of dollars in funds to local schools and community groups.


Williamson County Schools expands mask requirements for all students; calls for Gov. Bill Lee to allow remote learning

In an 8-4 vote, the board voted to approve a mask requirement for all students and staff, which would be in addition to its existing requirement for elementary school campuses.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.